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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu embraces Meir Dagan, the then-outgoing chief of the Mossad intelligence agency, in January 2011. Dagan is among former security chiefs who have recently criticized Netanyahu, saying he has exaggerated the urgency of the threat posed by Iran's nuclear program. Ronen Zvulun/AP hide caption

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Middle East

In Israel, A Rift On How To Deal With Iran

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Gan Golan of Los Angeles, dressed as the "Master of Degrees," holds a ball and chain representing his college loan debt during Occupy D.C. activities in Washington. Average in-state tuition and fees at four-year public colleges rose an additional $631 this fall, or 8.3 percent, compared with a year ago. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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Education

Help For The Economy? Not From Debt-Bound Grads

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Hikers arrive at the post office in Caratunk, Maine, in 2011. Some of the rural post offices the U.S. Postal Service may close are relied on by Appalachian Trail hikers for supply drops on their trip from Georgia to Maine. Robert F. Bukaty/AP hide caption

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Senate Passes Plan To Keep Post Offices Running

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Members of the Syrian opposition walk with a U.N. observer during a visit by monitors to the restive city of Homs, Syria, on April 21. Opposition activists say observers appear to help bring calm if they stay in an area. Two monitors have been deployed in Homs for the past several days. Khaled Tallawy/UPI/Landov hide caption

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U.N. Monitors Fail To Halt Violence In Syria

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Israelis who support Jewish settlements in the West Bank rally against a demolition order for the outpost of Ulpana on Sunday. Israeli courts have ordered the outpost torn down, but Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government is looking to keep it intact. Uriel Sinai/Getty Images hide caption

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West Bank Outpost Ignites Political Battle

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President Clinton prepares to sign legislation overhauling America's welfare system at the White House Rose Garden on Aug. 22, 1996. Today, the ranks of the nation's poor have swelled to a record 46.2 million — nearly 1 in 6 Americans — as the prolonged pain of the recession leaves millions still struggling and out of work. J. Scott Applewhite /AP hide caption

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Poverty In America: Defining The New Poor

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Container ships are positioned under cranes at the Port of Oakland in California. U.S. exports are up more than 30 percent from just two years ago, when President Obama set a goal of doubling U.S. exports in five years. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Made In The USA: An Export Boom

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